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Fountain City Council has productive meeting


Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain city council met on November 6, 2014 at the Fountain City Hall in Fountain, Minn. with all board members present. Also present was city clerk Ronda Flattum, Police Chief Tom Mosher, and local business owner, Elliott Riggott.

Consent agenda items approved included minutes from the October 2, 2014 meeting, treasurer’s report, monthly city bills and monthly fire department bills.

In city maintenance the council approved amending the maintenance agreement with Generator Systems Services, Inc. City employee Jon Hanson will perform minor inspections and maintenance on the generators at the WWTP and GSS will perform major inspections every other year at a cost of $535 per unit.

Repairs and new tires for the city plow truck were approved. Septic pumping is done.

Flattum requested the approval of the Records Retention Schedule Resolution. This would allow Flattum go through old records and discard what is obsolete. Motion by Wangen, seconded by Gudmundson, to pass the resolution. The council approved the resolution.

There will be a Fillmore County Economic Development Summit Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 in Preston, Minn. Flattum recommended any council members who could attend to do so.

Owner of the Bent Wrench, Elliot Riggott, attended the meeting to learn more of a proposed craft brewery, which would be located in Fountain. The matter was tabled until city attorney Scott Springer could attend a meeting. Riggott stated that he and his wife have no issues if a craft brewery were to open. The council has yet to make a decision whether to approve an off sale liquor license for the proposed brewery.

Riggott expressed that the fire department will be building an ice rink in the city park again this year.

Police Report

Police Chief Mosher gave his report for September and October 2014.

•September 3 - inventory was taken of all city street signs. Five stop signs and one engine brake sign have been put up.

•September 6 - took a report about ongoing harassment. •September 21 - report of an individual burning carpet and spoke with the resident.

•October 7 - letter sent to resident to remove numerous trash bags that were piled up. The person was given a deadline to have them picked up, which they did.

•October 13 - responded to burglar alarm.

•October 13 - .....
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FCHS to host financial aid/college information night

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central High School will be hosting a Financial Aid/College Information Night on Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center. A representative from St. Mary’s University in Winona will be here with a financial aid pr ..... 
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Fillmore Central students prepare for college

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Fountain Commentary

With the first quarter of the school year already gone, some Fillmore Central High School students are making plans for their futures. At the school board meeting on October 28, Principal Heath Olstad stated juniors would be attending a college f ..... 
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Fountain comes to agreement with AT&T

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Commentary

The Fountain City Council met Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Fountain City Hall. All council members were present. City attorney Scott Springer was also in attendance. After months of negotiating, the city of Fountain has reached an agreement ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School Band

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Congratulations to the following Fillmore Central High School band students on being selected to the 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Band: Kaitlyn Aug, bass clarinet, Katie Tammel, horn, Courtney Schroeder, horn, Sara Schultz, clarinet, Anna Chri ..... 
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Nightmare arises again in Fountain

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Features

The time is nearly ripe for the re-emergence of Fountain’s Nightmare on First Street: Field of Screams and Haunted Barn. For the fourth year, this spooky non-profit fund-raiser is set to chill and thrill patrons. Hundreds of hours every year g ..... 
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Donations to Fillmore Central Readiness program

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The Preston Area Community Foundation, along with a matching grant from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation,recently donated a combined $6,000 to the Fillmore Central School Readiness program. School Readiness is available to eligible child ..... 
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Fountain City Council approves budget

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Fountain All

Approving the budget was one of many items on the agenda as the Fountain City Council met Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the city hall in Fountain, Minn. The meeting began one hour earlier than usual in order to complete a WebEx telep ..... 
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Savor “Taste of the Trail” in Fountain, Harmony & Preston

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during an annual trail wide event, Taste of the Trail. On September 6, the towns of Fountain, Harmony and Preston are t ..... 
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